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DGS03-2 Abandoned Mines of New Jersey (1:24,000 scale)

IMAGEMETADATA (updated 6-21-2006)


This Geographic Information System (GIS) point layer, Abandoned Mines of New Jersey contains locations and attributes for abandoned mines. The shapefile has locations for nine types of abandoned mines which are Copper, Graphite, Iron, Lead, Mica, Manganese, Sulfide, Uranium and Zinc. There are 588 abandoned mine locations in the database and they are mapped at a scale of 1:24,000.

This updated version of the data has undergone significant changes in two USGS quadrangles since the previous version of this data, dated July 29, 2005, was published. Previously, Bloomsbury, Blairstown, Easton and High Bridge USGS quadrangles were updated. In this update, field work by geologists was conducted to improve the locational information of the mines in the Franklin and Riegelsville USGS quadrangles. Some of the mines in these quadrangles were located using the global positioning system (GPS). Certain mines in these quadrangles were mapped for the first time and appear in this data but not in the previous versions of the data. Some known mine locations in the previous versions of the data have been more accurately mapped and the points have been relocated.

The GIS point layer (ESRI™ shapefiles) and metadata are compressed as a .zip file for download.

Map Archive of New Jersey's Abandoned Mines.

This sample image is for illustration purposes only.

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